November 20, 2020 at 6:46 p.m. EST
NORTHEAST FLORIDA – Churches and organizations in the Jacksonville area are providing free groceries to families in need before Thanksgiving.
Action News Jax has compiled a list of food giveaways below:
Saturday November 21st
- Feeding Northeast Florida and Winn Dixie team up to serve Christmas dinner at Lonnie Miller Park (7689 Price Lane) starting at 10 a.m.
- Bold City Church and volunteers will be handing out over 1,500 gift certificates for a free turkey (or ham) from Walmart to families in the following neighborhoods: Monaco Arms, Oceanway Manor, Polly Town and more between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m.
- Deermeadows Church at 9780 Baymeadows Road in Jacksonville will be serving free food from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Food and other items are placed in the trunk of cars.
- The Clara White Mission will be serving a pre-Thanksgiving lunch to families from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm at 613 Ashley Street.
- The First Baptist Church of Middleburg is giving away Thanksgiving dinner to the first 1,000 families to arrive on campus at noon. Each meal includes a 10 to 12 pound turkey, green beans, turkey filling, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and a pumpkin pie. The church is located at 2645 Blanding Boulevard in Clay County.
- Jacksonville’s Mayor’s Community Based Crime Reduction Program is hosting its Community Impact Day from 9:00 am to 11:30 am at 1401 Grunthal Street on the Edward Waters College campus. Free Thanksgiving baskets will be distributed to attendees while supplies last. The COVID-19 security guidelines are followed.
- The Sanctuary on Mt. Calvary, located at 2360 Kings Road in Jacksonville, will distribute turkeys from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Sunday November 22nd
- The Glorious Bethlehem Temple will be giving out first come, first served gift cards and turkeys starting at noon at 2051 Ashland Street in Jacksonville.
Monday 23 November
- Pendas law firm will be serving one turkey per family to those in need from 8:30 am to 10:30 am in their office on 3250 Beach Boulevard in Jacksonville. Participants must wear a mask and social distance. The turkeys are served according to the “first come, first served” principle.
Tuesday, November 24th
- Jewish Family and Community Services will be providing groceries and gift cards for turkey purchase before the holidays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Max Block Food Pantry at 6261 Dupont Station Court East in Jacksonville.
Wednesday November 25th
- Jewish Family and Community Services will be providing groceries and gift cards for turkey purchases before the holidays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Max Block Food Pantry at 6261 Dupont Station Court East in Jacksonville.
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